#SCBWICON17

#SCBWICON17

Two blog posts in one week aren’t you lucky, or not so lucky depending on your viewpoint. But so much has been going on, one just wasn’t going to cut it! So on Friday 24th November 2017 I found myself waving goodbye to the small people in my life, as I dropped them off at the school gates, getting into my little white van (because everyone knows little white vans are cool) and heading South to the winter wonderland that is Winchester. And why was I heading down to Winchester you may ask, maybe to celebrate my fifth wedding anniversary (Nope! Sorry husband that I abandoned for the weekend with three children on our anniversary) I was off to the SCBWI British Isles Conference. Now for any of you not up on the awesome acronyms, SCBWI stands for Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and it is a global society that supports individuals from those just starting out right up to award winning authors and illustrators, and this weekend was the yearly conference for the British Isles. The conference doesn’t officially start until the Saturday but many Fringe events take place on the Friday to get delegates in the mood for a weekend of creative fun and get the imagination flowing. My first fringe event was the Scrawl Crawl hosted by the lovely Lorraine Cooke. Now it would have helped if I had gone to the right statue for the meeting point, but with a brisk sprint/wobble I managed to make it there just in time and had a lovely wander round Winchester scrawling ideas and chatting with...

An Autumn Whirlwind

As always my blogs are random and never regular. A bit of a reflection on the person typing at the moment … Oh wait that’s me.   So to make up for it today I’m writing two. Yes TWO! aren’t you lucky 😉   This is number One …   So I do apologise if you have been eagerly awaiting my blog update with excited suspense, but i’m here now and that’s what counts. Well actually I’m sat on the sofa wrapped in a warm duvet with a hot water bottle, but i’m in the spirit which is the main objective (I Think)   Sooooooo where to begin … What have I been up to since my last post … Wait when was my last post? (goes to check…. whoops August!)   There has been A LOT going on since then from Monsters to Zombies to Cake and all, it’s been an exciting few months so lets reflect on a few of the highlights ….   August was a month of travelling, touring and tea, lots of tea (with 3 sugars.) From London to Liverpool and back again I was literally everywhere, and it often felt like I was in two places or more at once. The summer was amazing, and my favourite part was touring the libraries. I love libraries (I may have mentioned this once or twice before, but if I haven’t LIBRARIES ARE AWESOME!!!) As an Author I guarantee you won’t find a more supportive or welcoming bunch of people than librarians. They are like an Autors hidden unpaid (but very much appreciated) PR team. They...